Student Independent Projects Psychology 2015: Bridging the Gap: Are Alternate Accommodations Academically Effective for Students with Learning Disabilities?

Roberts, Ashley P. (2015) Student Independent Projects Psychology 2015: Bridging the Gap: Are Alternate Accommodations Academically Effective for Students with Learning Disabilities? Research Report. Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Alternate accommodations have been put in place in order to bridge the gap between achievement levels and intelligence levels for students with learning disabilities. In this paper I used results from various studies to find out if alternate accommodations are academically effective for students with learning disabilities. I will do this by comparing studies that look at different types of accommodations, and how they affect students academically. I will also suggest future improvements that can be made to better address the needs of students with disabilities. The results from the studies showed that not all accommodations are beneficial, and even though many accommodations improved student test scores, there was no significant relationship between accommodations and grades. Noise reduction, visual aid and computer based accommodations were the only types of accommodations that had a significant effect on test scores for students with learning disabilities. The findings and suggestions for future accommodation improvements are discussed further in the paper.

Item Type: Report (Research Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11838
Item ID: 11838
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > Division of Social Science > Psychology
Date: 2015
Date Type: Submission

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